Connecticut Firemen Hold Big Convention

Issue 17 and Volume 79.

Connecticut Firemen Hold Big Convention Captain Edward Foley of Bridgeport was unanimously elected president of the Connecticut State Firemen’s Association for the ensuing year at the 43rd annual convention of this organization held at New London, Conn., on August 19—20. It was one of the most important conventions ever held by the organization. Lieut. James J. McCoy of Waterbury, was elected vice-president. Secretary David W. Harford of South Norwalk; Treasurer Michael T. Souney of New Britain, and Chaplain Rev. M. J. Ryan, of South Meriden, were unanimously reelected to office. Exemption of liability of drivers of fire apparatus in case of an accident while going to or returning from a fire, developed to be one of the principal aims of the convention, when the legislative committee was empowered by unanimous vote to engage counsel to present the matter at the next session of the Connecticut state legislature. This action was…

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